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Human bones

Numerous fragments of human and mammal bone. Human: one right talus, one right calcaneus, one long bone shaft fragment (probable femur), one distal third of ulna. Non-Human (mammal): metatarsal fragment, distal unidentified long bone fragment, three metapodials, four other unidentified long...

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From el-Kurru, Ku. 10 (original fill). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Napatan Period, 800–780 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)


el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Organic remains